Self defense

What is Mutual Combat in SC?

What is Mutual Combat in SC?

Mutual combat in SC can be a confusing subject – I’ve had people ask me several times, “is mutual combat...

Are Stand Your Ground Laws Racist?

Are Stand Your Ground Laws Racist?

Does South Carolina’s “stand your ground” law encourage racial violence? Last week, I read an op-ed that attempts to make...

Castle Doctrine Immunity: Reasonable Fear v. Attacked

Castle Doctrine Immunity: Reasonable Fear v. Attacked

In State v. Scott, the S.C. Court of Appeals affirmed the circuit court’s grant of immunity under S.C. Code Section...

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Here are some interesting and/or useful South Carolina statutes that I’ve come across.  Just putting them here so you and...

Amendments to S.C. Concealed Carry Law

Amendments to S.C. Concealed Carry Law

Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the governor signed S.308, the Concealed Carry Reform Bill, which modifies our concealed carry statute to...

State v. Niles – murder conviction reversed

State v. Niles – murder conviction reversed

In State v. Niles, decided November 14, 2012, the S.C. Court of Appeals reversed a murder conviction in a case...